Lessons Learned: Part X – Things when out & about

Hi, With luck and confidence on your side, just maybe you’ll be stepping out into the world. That might be to a support group, social event, a day out, etc. Whatever it is, there’s a few key items that can help. Brolly – a fold up umbrella can help keep dry, save your wig, and provides a handy privacy of the weather turns against you. Change – have a few quid in loose coinage for parking meters, snacks, beverages, etc. Some of the fancier toilets may require you to pay, so don’t be caught short. 🙂 Exit Kit – a ‘bug out bag’ with makeup removal wipes, nail varnish remover, spare male clothes, and somewhere to store your fancier clothes. […]

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Buckets

Hi, While out on a long walk with the hounds and the Ever Lovely Mrs J, the topic of bucket lists came up. Not so much a checklist of things before you go, but more those of wish and whimsy. Things you could actually do, rather than, say, visit the moon. Oddly, and given my enjoyment of What If? around the future and science fiction, that may well be something our children might do. But let’s move on…. My day to day ideas are travel – comfort, scenery, and temperate, please – and possibly a further tattoo. I think I recall advice around it’s better to try and collect experiences and memories, than things. I’m not quite sure were the […]

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Returns

Hi,, Earlier in the week and having saved up my pocket money especially, I thought I’d take a punt on buying another pair of shoes. I liked the look – good job, otherwise it would’ve been a daft purchase 🙂 – and felt confident, given a previous pair was both a lovely style and comfort. The latter two things are not often said about heels. Thanks to the luck of a day on my own, I was able to wear them for more than five minutes and I think, they will now be going back. They are a little too short in the toe box 😟 So, even sat down, I could feel my big toe against the end of […]

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Lessons Learned: Part IX – Nails

The other night after closing up Chams HQ, I was sat in my car removing my nail polish. Having fancy nails is something I enjoy and as I switched from fab to drab, I realised I’d not written anything about nails in the Lessons Learned series. First off, let’s get the usual disclaimer out of the way, in that this post is based on my own experiences in muddling through life. I am not recieving any kick backs from any products I mention. Shame, as honesty lets you sleep well, even if it doesn’t pay to keep the heating on 😉 The Choices Over the years I’ve tried the following with various levels of success and, uhh, could-do-better. 🙂 Nail […]

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Blue skies and Birkenstocks

Hi, I’m clocking off work a little early today due to a few early starts and late finishes. At least, that’s the excuse I’m using 😉 This week gone I’ve had the pleasure of lunchtime walks under bright blue skies. Occasionally, a little nippy, but so much better than being stuck in an office. While I’m not one for hot weather – at least certainly not if I’ve got to do anything like working, studying, housework, gaming, etc. – the current situation is just right. That and the views of the rolling hills of south Nottinghamshire, hedgerows in bloom, wild flowers, and – if you can get away from the roads – birdsong. All very much ‘reasons to be cheerful’. […]

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